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Talent Q Numerical Test

Talent Q Elements Numerical Test

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Talent Q Numerical Test

The Talent Q Elements numerical test assesses a candidate’s ability to analyse and understand numerical data. The tests are popular for recruiting any role where the ability to work with numerical data forms a key part of the role.

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Start with these two free numerical questions, similar in style to Talent Q’s. Remember to set your timer for each question to 75 seconds, to simulate the amount of time you have for each question in the actual test.

Worked solutions follow the questions. If the answer you’ve selected isn’t correct, make sure you understand where you went wrong and how to calculate the right answer.

Example Question 1

talent q numerical test

What is the difference in the average value of each sale for the bottom 95% of customers between 2018 and 2020?

a) £115

b) £125

c) £135

d) £145

Solution

Step 1: Number of customers in bottom 95%: 2018 = 3,000 x 95% = 2,850 2020 = 4,000 x 95% = 3,800

Step 2: Calculate revenue with bottom 95% customers: 2018 = £6,000,000 x 40% = £2,400,000 2020 = £7,500,000 x 50% = £3,750,000

Step 3: Calculate average sale per bottom 95% customer: 2018 = £2,400,000 divided by 2,850 = £842 2020 = £3,750,000 divided by 3,800 = £987

Step 4: Calculate difference: = £987 - £842 = £145

So the answer is d).

Example Question 2

talent q numerical

If there were an equal number of games in each year, which team had the highest winning percentage across the two years?

a) Liverpool

b) Real Madrid

c) Barcelona

d) Juventus

As there are the same number of games, you can just add up the percentages and divide by 2:

Real Madrid: (41% + 46%) / 2 = 43.50%

Barcelona: (45% + 40%) / 2 = 42.50%

Juventus: (44% + 56%) / 2 = 50.00%

Bayern Munich: (38% + 49%) / 2 = 43.50%

Liverpool: (56% + 59%) / 2 = 57.50%

Man City: (46% + 44%) / 2 = 45.00%

So the answer is a).

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Talent Q Elements Numerical Test FAQs

Are Talent Q tests hard?

Talent Q tests are designed to be challenging. On the positive side, the adaptive nature of the tests allows you to perform to the best of your numerical ability and stand out from other applicants. Ensuring that you practice the tests will help hone your numerical skills and let your natural ability shine through.

How are Talent Q numerical tests scored?

There is no set pass mark with a Talent Q test. The overall mark achieved in the Talent Q test is either compared to an overall benchmark set by the employer, or compared against the scores of other candidates.

How long is a Talent Q numerical test?

The test takes just over 15 minutes, with 75 seconds to complete each of the 12 questions in the test.

Can you use a calculator?

You can use a calculator in the test. It is also advisable to have a pen and paper with you, so you can note down any calculations.

How can I improve my numerical reasoning?

Refreshing your memory on basic numerical concepts such as fractions, ratios and percentages can help improve your numerical skills. Reading infographics and working out what the image conveys – before reading the accompanying text – can also help you focus on analysing numerical information.

What's the difference between Talent Q and Korn Ferry tests?

Korn Ferry is an assessment organisation that became part of the Hay group (which also owns Talent Q) in 2014. Korn Ferry aptitude tests are distinct from talent Q tests, however, despite having the same owner.

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Talent Q Elements Numerical Test Tips

1Sharpen your numerical skills

Ensure that you know how to calculate percentages, ratios and use fractions. Become confident in analysing tables, graphs, and charts, and picking out the relevant information from data. Practicing tests will help you refresh your knowledge of using mathematical concepts.

2Read the question carefully

When faced with a timed test, it is tempting to skim-read the question. Take the time to read the question properly and understand what the question is asking, so you don’t miss key information or misinterpret the question.

3Simulate test conditions

Take any practice tests in the same conditions as you would the actual test. This means practicing tests in a room free from distraction, using a calculator, timing each question, and applying the same focus to the questions as you would in the actual test.

4Stay calm

Don’t panic if you are struggling to answer a question and your time runs out. Remain calm and positively approach the following question. Take each question individually and remember that due to the adaptive nature of the test, you have the opportunity to still perform at your best even if you struggle on some questions.

5Make notes

The test allows you to use a calculator, but don’t forget to use a pen and paper for your working out. If the answer you arrive at isn’t listed in the list of multiple-choice answers, you can then revisit your workings to see where you went wrong, recalculate and select the answer you believe to be correct.

Numerical Reasoning Video Tutorials

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What our customers say about our Numerical Reasoning tests

  • United Kingdom

    October 20, 2023

    Fun

    First numerical test I’ve completed and had fun with it. Not sure if it is representative of actual exams!

  • United States of America

    October 18, 2023

    Great practice

    The option of being timed, adds the real life pressure which is appreciated to learn the pace that you need to work at.

  • Japan

    October 16, 2023

    Difficult to figure out a question asked in a mini panic

    Combined with various figures given to you, it is difficult to understand the question asked. Although the questions that is asked is not difficult, with your panic kicking in, it makes it difficult to figure out.

  • United Kingdom

    October 14, 2023

    Just need to be good at mental maths as most questions can be done quicker mentally then with a calculator

    nice, simple layout, wish the names were real it would make it easier to remeber values throughout questions

  • United States of America

    October 03, 2023

    Wasn't easy

    The graphs would switch to the previous graph question if I took information off the view a specific area.

  • Switzerland

    September 29, 2023

    Challenged but get's brain juices flowing

    I found this test very helpful in preparing for an assessment day interview. It was important to pay attention to details but also make quick calculations.

  • Zimbabwe

    September 29, 2023

    Numerical test

    Fast pace and also very trick but also the graphs not so interactive when you touch them to get information

  • United Kingdom

    September 28, 2023

    Time allocation

    The timed test puts a pressure on me and reduced my performance. However, the questions were healthily challenging.

  • Australia

    September 27, 2023

    Keep track of the time.

    I found the maths nice and straightforward. Important to take notes, and keep yourself moving ahead of the clock

  • Bulgaria

    September 24, 2023

    Good test but some calculations were annoying

    The calculations in some questions were pretty annoying to do without pen and paper. If the test doesn't try to measure mental algebra abilities too, I would suggest using nice numbers in all the question.